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Best Buy bets Ultra-High-Def screens make TVs cool again

Best Buy Co. is betting Americans are ready to buy $3,000 televisions. The world’s largest electronics chain has teamed up with Samsung Electronics Co. and Sony Corp. to open in-store showrooms staffed with Blue Shirts trained to tout the merits of Ultra High-Definition, or 4K, technology, which generates a picture four times sharper than existing high-definition TVs.

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Make sure your college student has insurance protection

Before your student leaves the nest, find out whether your homeowner policy will cover his stuff while at school, and figure out what to do about car insurance while he’s gone. If your child is studying abroad this semester or next, don’t overlook the health insurance page in the information package.

Make sure your college student has insurance protection

Before your student leaves the nest, find out whether your homeowner policy will cover his stuff while at school, and figure out what to do about car insurance while he’s gone. If your child is studying abroad this semester or next, don’t overlook the health insurance page in the information package.

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Nevada taxable sales up 8 percent in May

Nevada's taxable sales rose 8 percent in May compared to the same month a year ago, but sales and use tax collections are lagging behind projections for the current fiscal year by about one-half of a percent.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

Nevada taxable sales up 8 percent in May

Nevada's taxable sales rose 8 percent in May compared to the same month a year ago, but sales and use tax collections are lagging behind projections for the current fiscal year by about one-half of a percent.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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Garmin reports a strong quarter and raises its profit outlook

The Switzerland-based company, which maintains its operating headquarters in Olathe, said earnings climbed to $182 million for the three months that ended June 28. That was up from earnings of $172.5 million for the same quarter a year earlier. Revenue increased 12 percent in the quarter to $777.8 million.

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AMC reports a big quarterly drop in revenue and earnings

AMC Entertainment Holdings said total revenue for the three months that ended June 30 was $726.6 million, compared with $762.7 million for the same quarter a year earlier. The Leawood-based company said ticket revenue accounted for $478.7 million in the second quarter, compared with $515.3 million for the second quarter of 2013.